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Autobiography of a Jeep


Published 1943
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Describes the designing of the Jeep to meet military needs of being compact, light weight and maneuverable over rough terrain.


Run time 0:09:33
Production Company United Films
Sponsor U S Natl Audiovisual Center
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: brokennib - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2010
Subject: 60 horsepower? Wow!
A fun short, but if your quick on the details you'll notice that some of these vehicles were actually Bantams, the company that actually won the original contract, but didn't have the production capacity to keep up with the enormous demand.
Even get to see some "crated Jeeps" witch are the stuff of legend... when I was a kid it was always rumored that you can always buy a army surplus "jeep in a box" for 50 bucks, packed in grease and ready to go. A really fun short, great for any gearhead.
Reviewer: Christine Hennig - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 1, 2003
Subject: Autobiography of a Jeep
This film about every GIs favorite piece of equipment is a lot of fun. For one thing, it's narrated by the Jeep itself. For another, it contains lots of wonderful footage of 40s car designs, jeeps being manufactured, jeeps being exposed to all kinds of abuse and coming through fine, and various celebrities riding around in jeeps. A wonderful piece of World War II nostalgia.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: ****.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 23, 2003
Subject: And then I was the focus of a prelinger archive review!
Understandably classic tale of how the Jeep came to be, narrated, well, by the jeep itself. You'll find many great facts not known, like how the Jeep got it's name in the first place, what kind of celebrities got to ride in a jeep, and the many wild tests it had to go through before it was approved by his friend, the soldier. An important film, this is a MUST SEE on this site!
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